In the past, the wide product range increasingly demanded all production capacities. Meeting delivery deadlines was a major challenge, and the production program was regularly restructured with a great deal of manual effort. This caused dissatisfaction in the planning-relevant scheduling, sales, and production planning departments.
In order to supplement the existing APS system with optimized rough planning and achieve a long-term production program and better machine assignments, the pipe mill opted for the modern and holistic planning approach of the ADD*ONE solution suite.
Thanks to the use of the optimization software, the necessary pipe stock for the plant vacations in July is now also pre-produced in reasonable time with intelligent foresight. This means that no unnecessary inventories are built up, yet the ability to deliver to the customer is constantly high, even during plant vacations.